How talk therapy works
Psychotherapy, sometimes referred to as talk therapy, entails engaging in conversations with a licensed mental health professional, such as a psychologist, counselor, or social worker, to address mental or emotional issues.
Certain challenges or issues may respond more effectively to specific types of talk therapy. It’s recommended to engage in a discussion with a Geode therapist about your specific situation. They will develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. If medication is a part of the treatment, they can readily refer you to one of the Geode psychiatric practitioners within the same office.
Our therapists in Forth Worth, TX (Mind Matters)
Julie Delafield, LPC, LMFT Associate
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In-person or online appointments available with therapists in Forth Worth, TX (Mind Matters)
In stark contrast to the many “virtual-only” mental healthcare companies prevalent today, Geode Health is physically located within the communities we serve. This physical presence enables us to conduct in-person monitoring of patients with complex needs, ensuring the safe prescription of medications that others cannot provide, while also offering access to the latest treatments.
For added flexibility, we also offer the option to connect with our healthcare providers online through secure video visits. Both types of visits are easy to book and manage online, with availability within a week or less.
Most common psychotherapy services at Geode Health
Child and adolescent therapy is a specialized therapy that concentrates on aiding children and teenagers in dealing with emotional, behavioral, and developmental issues. It involves collaboration with a trained therapist who utilizes age-appropriate methods to facilitate the expression of thoughts and emotions, cultivate coping skills, and enhance overall functioning.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapeutic modality that assists individuals in changing their negative thinking and behavioral patterns that could be contributing to their mental health challenges. It centers on the identification and challenging of negative thoughts, the development of coping strategies, and the establishment and attainment of goals to enhance mental health and well-being. CBT is widely recognized as one of the most extensively researched therapeutic approaches globally.
Couples therapy is a type of psychotherapeutic intervention focused on assisting couples in improving their communication, resolving conflicts, and reinforcing their relationship. This therapeutic approach involves a trained therapist collaborating with both partners to identify and address issues such as infidelity, health-related challenges, financial problems, or a lack of intimacy, with the aim of enhancing the overall well-being and happiness of the relationship.
Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is a form of psychotherapy that combines principles from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with mindfulness techniques. Initially developed for the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD), it has been adapted to address a range of other conditions, including eating disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, substance abuse disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). DBT equips individuals with the tools to enhance their capacity to endure and regulate their emotions, effectively manage distress, and improve their relationships with others. Its popularity is evident, as some educational institutions are now integrating DBT skills to assist adolescents and young adults in enhancing their emotional well-being.
Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy where a trained therapist leads a group of people who are experiencing similar mental health issues or life challenges. The therapy sessions are designed to provide support, guidance, and feedback to group members, as they share their experiences and learn from each other. Group psychotherapy can be effective in treating a range of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, addiction, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Motivational enhancement therapy (MET) is a type of brief intervention therapy that helps individuals increase their motivation to change their behavior. It is often used in the treatment of addiction and involves a collaborative and non-confrontational approach to help individuals explore their conflicting feelings and establish a personalized plan for behavior change.
Psychodynamic therapy is a type of talk therapy that focuses on exploring unconscious thoughts, feelings, and past experiences that may be impacting a person’s current behavior and relationships. The therapy aims to help individuals gain insight into their patterns of behavior and emotions, ultimately leading to greater self-awareness and psychological growth.
Supportive psychotherapy is a type of therapy that aims to provide emotional support and practical guidance to individuals who are experiencing a range of mental health problems. It is based on the principles of empathy, validation, and positive reinforcement, and is designed to help individuals cope with their symptoms, build self-esteem, and develop coping strategies in a safe environment.
Frequently asked questions about talk therapy
Yes, psychotherapy and talk therapy both pertain to the same category of mental health treatment.
Psychotherapy is generally regarded as a form of psychological treatment or psychological counseling that relies on verbal communication and various activities to assess an individual’s mental or emotional state in order to address negative emotional or behavioral patterns. Similarly, talk therapy refers to any therapeutic approach where the clinician, often known as a psychotherapist, engages in conversation with their patient as a central component of their treatment plan.
It’s important to note that not all forms of psychotherapy prioritize talking as the primary element – some people prefer alternative, more creative approaches, such as art therapy, where patients explore their emotions using nonverbal methods instead.
While psychotherapy and psychiatry can both be effective in managing mental illness, they are fundamentally different.
A psychiatrist, as a medical doctor, specializes in diagnosing and treating mental illness using medications. Medications like antidepressants or mood stabilizers are employed to alleviate symptoms associated with mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder.
Conversely, psychotherapy places a strong emphasis on fostering communication between the patient and a trained professional to help individuals develop the skills necessary for recognizing and addressing emotional challenges. Psychotherapy delves into internal thought processes, emotions, and behaviors.
In certain cases, your therapist may recommend collaborating with a psychiatrist alongside ongoing psychotherapy to address both the symptoms and the underlying causes of your mental health condition.
Psychotherapy treats a variety of mental health conditions, including:
The fundamental goal of talk therapy is to assist individuals in enhancing their ability to cope with and manage the challenges they face in life. Certain psychotherapies are centered on the identification and exploration of the underlying causes of distress. This process can result in a deeper self-awareness, the acquisition of more effective tools for stress management and emotion regulation, and ultimately, an improvement in overall mental well-being. Conversely, other psychotherapies emphasize the adjustment of behavioral patterns and the development of coping skills, with the idea that changing behaviors will ultimately lead to improvements in one’s thoughts and emotions.
Research shows that psychotherapy can be an effective form of treatment for many mental health issues. Psychotherapy can help you identify the underlying causes of your struggles and develop tools for managing distress.
Additionally, therapy can provide a safe space for you to talk about your anxieties, fears, thoughts, and experiences and get support from an objective mental health professional.
At Geode Health, we firmly believe in a holistic approach to mental well-being. We offer a wide range of psychiatry and psychotherapy services all conveniently provided under one roof, ensuring that our patients have accessible, high-quality mental health treatment tailored to their individual needs.
Following your initial evaluation, your Geode provider is well-prepared to offer additional guidance on the most suitable treatment plan for your specific circumstances. Many patients find that a combination of medication management from a psychiatric specialist, along with ongoing psychotherapy, yields the most positive outcomes. However, we acknowledge that preferences and requirements can vary. Some individuals may have a preference for one type of treatment over the other. Ultimately, the decision to consult with a therapist or psychiatrist is based on your personal goals and unique needs.
Psychiatrists can prescribe a variety of medications to treat mental health conditions. Common types of medication prescribed by psychiatrists include antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, and anti-anxiety medications. Your psychiatrist may also recommend lifestyle changes such as exercise or dietary modifications to help manage symptoms, as well as non-medical treatments like talk therapy.